What does LFG mean?
LFG means Let's F*cking Go. It could also mean Looking For Group.
On this page:
- Where is LFG used?
- How is LFG used?
- Example Uses of LFG
- Who uses LFG?
- History of LFG
- Other Definitions of LFG
LFG is an initialism that stands for “let’s f*cking go” (although it’s usually used more like “LET’S F*CKING GO!"). It is used to express excitement and tell others that you’re ready to do something or ready for something to happen.
It is also used – probably less often today than in the past – to mean “looking for group” in online multiplayer games where players join others to form groups.
Where is LFG used?
LFG is used in a variety of different places. It is popular to see it used on social networks like Facebook or Twitter where individuals make posts, but it is also common to see it in online chats (e.g. Twitch) or in text messages.
LFG is used on the follow platforms and places:
- online conversation
- Facebook Messenger
How is LFG used?
LFG is used to express excitement and eagerness about either doing something or for something to happen. For example, your friend might send you a text saying “I got Super Bowl tickets!” to which you might respond “No way! LFG!” because you’re excited to go to the game.
But LFG does not necessarily mean that you’re excited to physically go somewhere; it is also used when you’re excited about something that’s happening. For instance, you could be watching the Super Bowl and write a Tweet saying “LFG!!!!!!!” because your favorite team just scored a touchdown.
Do people say LFG out loud?
No, but they do say – or yell, rather – the actual words “LET’S F*CKING GO!”.
Example Uses of LFG
I can't wait for the game! LFG!
A Facebook status posted by an excited football fan who can't wait for the game to start.
Someone tells their friend that they're excited about doing something.In a text message:
Someone is excited about going to a concert.On Twitch:
Someone on Twitch is excited to see their favorite streamer win a match.On online conversation:
New player here, LFG.
A new player is looking for a group of others players to join in a game.
Who uses LFG?
LFG seems to be used a lot more often by younger people – usually high school or college kids.
History of LFG
We believe that LFG was used to mean “looking for group” long before it meant “let’s f*cking go”, as that is what it was first defined as on Urban Dictionary in 2002. It was only later in 2010 on Urban Dictionary that it was defined as “let’s f*cking go”.
Rise in Popularity
According to Google Trends, searches for LFG have risen and fallen over time. In February 2019, there was a large increase in number of people searching for “LFG meaning”. This is likely due to an increase in people using the term (“looking for group”) when trying to find groups to play Apex Legends with – a free online multiplayer game which was released on February 4, 2019.
What was used before LFG?
Before LFG (meaning “let’s f*cking go”), people would just say or type the actual words.
Other Definitions of LFG
LFG can also mean:
- Looking For Group
Looking For Group
The original definition of LFG, “looking for group” is often used in online gaming – particularly in MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing games) such as Destiny.
LFG is also a fantasy-themed webcomic which launched in 2006.